Last week team Chase Gregory Jewelers touched on the ten basic diamond shapes one should consider before buying an engagement ring. This week we take a closer look at the backbone of the diamond industry.
Round diamonds are classic and timeless, which is why they are some of the most desired and sought out shapes in the diamond industry. Their popularity and pervasiveness is the reason why diamond cutters are willing to lose carat weight in a rough diamond in order to produce a high-quality round diamond. It is no secret that high-quality round diamonds are more likely to sell. This means that diamonds cutters are producing more rounds than any other shape and this also means that you, as a consumer, have more to choose from. The likelihood of selecting a high-quality diamond is much higher when choosing a round.
A second major advantage of having rounds at the top of the desirability list is the fact that there is massive amount of research done on what it is that constitutes a perfectly round diamond. Rounds will have a wealth of information behind them when it comes to the best cut, clarity, and color options. Research for the win!
Diamond cutters also have a wealth of research in regards to identifying the factors and proportions that optimize sparkle and brilliance. Below are some numbers to consider when shopping for a round. These numbers can be found on the diamond's certificate and we recommend you take a look.
- Depth percentage between 59%-63%
- Table width percentage between 54%-60%
- Star length of 50%
- Girdle 0f 2.5%-4%
- Girdle thickness of thin to thick
But what about the color?
One of the biggest draws from round diamonds is their ability to get away with a much warmer color. Round diamonds are awesome at disguising color and clarity. Some say that even going as low as J and or K in color looks great if you don't mind a tiny hint of a tint.
If you are looking for a diamond that is surely going to impress you then you can't go wrong with choosing a round. It is no wonder why rounds are the backbone of the diamond industry and have continued to be sought out by buyers around the world. Their brilliance, class and timelessness will surely continue to impress as the years move on.
Stay tuned as next week we take a closer look at the oval shaped diamond!
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